An unidentified hacker broke into the YouTube channel of software giant Microsoft. The hackers removed all of the company’s official videos from the account and replaced them with ones of their own.
Microsoft confirmed the hacking of the channel as Monday Morning. All videos were apparently removed from Microsoft’s YouTube channel, with the message that “Microsoft has no videos available”, in their place are several short new videos, one of which was titled “April Fools”, and short clips soliciting advertisers. The channel, which has 8 million views and over 25,000 subscribers, as of 1:30 p.m. ET, has four videos uploaded to the account. A fifth video, most recently uploaded, seems to have been removed.
One of the notes that seem to be coming from the hacker himself read:
“I DID NOTHING WRONG I SIMPLY SIGNED INTO MY ACCOUNT THAT I MADE IN 2006 :/.”
Regardless of how the hack occurred, it’s embarrassing and inconvenient for Microsoft.
Here’s what the channel looks like as of 9:45 am Pacific time.